One of the great detectives (Marlowe)in a story written by a great writer of the 40s (Chandler)completed by a great contemporary writer (Robert B Parker)featuring one the great actors of the past few years (Caan). Set in the 60s Caan as Marlowe investigates a series of murders which feature madness, greed, lust, love and jealousy. On the way he picks up a young wife and succeeds in annoying all who cross his path, including his new father in law. Poodle Springs is an easy on the eye detective yarn of the type we have seen many times before, but when it is as well performed, written and photographed as this it comes across as fresh as an orchid buttonhole in the lapel of a choir boy. Watch and enjoy!!!